Greenwich council tops the good food table for second year

Claire Pritchard, Chair of the London Food Board and Cllr Averil Lekau, Councillor Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Anti-Poverty
09/11/2018 - 06:00
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become top of the ‘Good Food for London’ league table for the second year running.

The league table charts the progress made by London’s 33 boroughs in making London’s food system healthier and more sustainable, Greenwich won the award through its work helping residents to eat healthy and combat poor nutrition.

Councillor Averil Lekau, cabinet member for adult social care, health and anti-poverty, said: “The Royal Borough of Greenwich is delighted that its pioneering work to make healthy and good food available to all has been recognised.

“We will not rest on our laurels though, this year we have been tackling the worrying rise of holiday hunger by providing free and nutritious meals to kids when they are not in school and free lunches are unavailable.”

Included in the borough’s work has been the task of improving food culture within nurseries and schools.

14 schools in the borough have signed up to Food for Life to provide health school meals, fun lunchtimes and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the community.

In addition, 64 schools have registered with the Healthy Schools London Scheme, sponsored by the Mayor of London, which recognises and celebrates when schools are making a difference for their pupils and helping them to make life choices. 

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